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MrsBucketxx Sun 17-Feb-13 11:07:46

I know this is a thread about a thread, but it got me thinking its not just audi drivers tha are knobs.

bmw, mercedes, some vw, audi,

all high end german cars driven by people who have done well in life and have a higher opinion of themselves , and for somevreason drive like nut jobs.

aibu. for thinking this.

this doesn't seem to happen with french, italian, Asian car drivers.

BrevilleTron Mon 18-Feb-13 13:05:20

Compos yep he didn't know where to look!
I'm amazed the Rover metro lasted that long! Most were rusty before they left the factory!

NASA have put a Rover on Mars
The AA are said to be rubbing their hands with glee at the call out fee!

Psammead Mon 18-Feb-13 13:04:48

I would, at this point, like to say that the engineering which goes into a Mercedes is second to none, that the design is beautiful, that they are fun to drive and that everyone should try their very best to buy a Mercedes at least once in their lifetime as they are simply wonderful. And very safe.

Mercedes. The best or nothing.

<winks and smiles as the light pings off beautifully white teeth>

No, no. No ulterior motive at all. <whistles>

LRDtheFeministDragon Mon 18-Feb-13 11:37:37

I bet.

I don't have the balance to ride a normal bike so would be terrified of a moterbike.

I realized the other day, rather sadly, that I have never dated anyone who was a halfway decent driver. DH is learning and the others were just a bit useless. This is why whenever I have a problem I come on MN begging for help and someone always knows what to try. smile

LunaticFringe Mon 18-Feb-13 11:32:06

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Bejeena Mon 18-Feb-13 11:22:55

A good driver just drives defensively and doesn't take note of the kind of other cars on the road. The kind of car you drive does not define your driving skills or personality.

Peronsally I'd say since driving a BMW I get a lot more respect from other drivers on the road than I used to in my nissan micra. But that is a non issue.

If other cars are bothering you then I don't think you should be on the road in the first place.

LRDtheFeministDragon Mon 18-Feb-13 11:21:37

Yes, that would be fun.

I am just about old enough my dad got to teach me how to do bits of stuff (not much, because he doesn't know much!). But he did sit me down and explain how the car worked, and then showed me what all the bits were, and I honestly think it makes you a better driver to know a little bit what is going on, doesn't it?

LunaticFringe Mon 18-Feb-13 11:19:31

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LRDtheFeministDragon Mon 18-Feb-13 11:07:48

Started with a screwdriver?! Crikey.

I do think it's sad that increasingly, even really old cars aren't old and interesting. I mean, my last one, when it died it was just dead. It's all computerised so you couldn't do any messing around to get it up and running again. I suppose that's an argument for very old BMWs etc, though.

LunaticFringe Mon 18-Feb-13 11:04:36

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LRDtheFeministDragon Mon 18-Feb-13 10:56:12

Ohhhh. Nice. I am very jealous.

I've nothing nice. Though I used fairly regularly to park one of my neighbour's Mercs for her, because she could drive it but couldn't park it. hmm

If you wish to laugh, I'll tell you I have a very dull and reliable three-year-old diesal Mazda. And I am still thrilled because, do you know, it doesn't vibrate when you go over 60. That's about my level of excitement.

I can totally imagine that if I had the money for something nice I would be dead chuffed with it.

LunaticFringe Mon 18-Feb-13 10:52:17

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Chislemum Mon 18-Feb-13 10:48:44

I am German and drive a VW Golf - double twat that I am. :-)

LRDtheFeministDragon Mon 18-Feb-13 10:45:38

Ooh. Mind you, you'd have to know it was a 15 year old BMW that would pass it's MOT. It's the peace of mind, isn't it? My old car, which was a heap of shit, passed it's 11 year MOT with only a wiper blade needing fixing, but it subsequently failed completely. That's why I wouldn't risk a really old car, even though I'd love to.

I'm totally with you on the tone. I'd like to say I'm posting just to show that some of us can be utterly jealous and still well aware we are, well, jealous! And not bitter.

But really I am kidding myself and I am just enjoying people talking about the nice, nice cars. grin

LunaticFringe Mon 18-Feb-13 10:36:29

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ComposHat Mon 18-Feb-13 10:11:52

Breville That must have left him fairly gobsmacked.

When I first passed my test I drove my dad's Rover Metro, by christ was it horrible. The headgasket wouldn't do the decent thing so it could be put out of its misery, it just rotted slowly to death. I did get very good at solo push starts, run alongside and then hop in at the last minute much like a toboggan.

It lasted six years before it was fit for the scrapyard. By that stage, there were a few flecks of paintwork left on the rust. My 17 year old Corolla is still completely rust free.

That said the Rover 75 looks better than the similar looking Jaguar of the same era (X-type?) I'm a bit of a sucker for a twin headlamp.

LRDtheFeministDragon Mon 18-Feb-13 09:57:16

Oh, I'm with her. I could buy a BMW if I wanted to. It's just it'd have to be about 15 years old and rusting, and I would have to justify it to DH. On balance, I shall continue to drive what I'm pushing driving.

fluffyraggies Mon 18-Feb-13 09:11:46

I drive a BMW

I adore my BMW

I am not a knob

So you are wrong


LunaticFringe Mon 18-Feb-13 09:06:39

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BrevilleTron Mon 18-Feb-13 09:05:08

Yep spot on with the head gasket.
Victor is very special as he was my Grandads car before I had him, and he was also my wedding car!

I have a lot of love for Rover as I grew up next to the factory
however I'm fully aware that most cars were bags of shite

I build Range Rovers but could never afford one.

Was at a petrol station recently and spotted a brand new RR so went over to have a look at the VIN number to see if it was one I'd personally water tested.

Chap comes back and says "ooh do you like it? It cost x!"
Me "yes I was just checki.."
Chap "yes they are very expensive and most people haven't even SEEN one!"
Me "Yes well I work for Land Rover and by looking at your VIN number I tested your car for water leaks"
Chap blush

wildfig Mon 18-Feb-13 08:25:14

You do know that Maybach is an old German car manufacturer, don't you? Or are you being ironic?

MrsBucketxx Mon 18-Feb-13 07:38:07

I could buy a bmw or audi if I wanted to but I dont.

MrsBucketxx Mon 18-Feb-13 07:37:25

seeid love a jag,

bentley, or even a mayback.

none ir german and no I'm not jealous, just an observation.

JenaiMorris Mon 18-Feb-13 06:50:05

But the OP isn't talking about Polos!

It's funny how offended and defensive people are about this.

Fellatio, Jags have character. Unlike most mid range Autobahn mile munchers. Even if they do bring to mind Pringle jumpers and the golf club [grin ]

Fakebook Mon 18-Feb-13 05:59:03

Yes, I drive my 1.2 vw polo in a really knobbish way because I'm so rich and have a high opinion of myself.

No. You're talking shit and you know it. Most people buy German cars because they're built to last, and are not shells like shitty French cars.

FellatioNels0n Mon 18-Feb-13 05:52:55

I think it must be because company cars and pool cars get replaced after 2 or 3 years, and German cars have good residual values for resale. Because they are well built, and reliable on the whole, with simple, classic styling that stands the test of time.

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